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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
The 2012 American elections were highly competitive, with the unusually close partisan balance making the elections an opportunity for each of the two major parties. This book assembles leading political scientists and political journalists to explain the 2012 election results and their implications for America?s future. In addition to assessing... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please, can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan? Many Americans are doubtful, and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism. But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet. Working outside the notice of the national media,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
This Bright Light of Ours offers a tightly focused insider’s view of the community-based activism that was the heart of the civil rights movement. A celebration of grassroots heroes, this book details through first-person accounts the contributions of ordinary people who formed the nonviolent army that won the fight for voting rights.... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95
Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...
- Encounter Books 2009; US$ 5.99
One of the easiest ways to increase public cynicism about elections is to change the rule book to make the laws governing how we vote more vague and less rigorous. ?Reforms? have been passed amid claims they would increase voter turnout. They haven?t - but they have made it easier to commit absentee ballot and other fraud. In this explosive broadside,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00
Examines the variety of mostly unorganized and informal ways in which Africans exercise agency and resist state power in the 21st century, through citizen action and popular culture, and how the relationship between ruler and ruled is being reframed. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 19.95
Wiki Government shows how to bring innovation to government. In explaining how toenhance political institutions with the power of networks, it offers a fundamentalrethinking of democracy in the digital age. Collaborative democracygovernment of the people, by the people, for the peopleis an old dream. Today, Wiki Government shows how technology... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00
Based on analysis of three types of communities and eight national surveys, this book examines how people's definition of community shapes their views on governmental redistributive policies. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 28.99
Through a series of carefully chosen vignettes, Stephen E. Frantzich portrays citizens from every walk of life-rich and poor, old and young, black and white, male and female, left and right, famous and obscure engaged in extraordinary civic activity. Their causes run the gamut from civil rights to flag burning, from the Internet to the environment-but... more...